Message About the Philistines
47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the
prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote
47:2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the
north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow
the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that
dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the
inhabitants of the land shall howl.
47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his
strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the
rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to
their children for feebleness of hands;
47:4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the
Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every
helper that remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the
Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
47:5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with
the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
47:6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou
be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be
47:7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a
charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there
hath he appointed it.